Current computer isn't ready for XP. Needs buy buy a new computer

Question

When I turn on my computer it will boot up to the loading Windows XP screen, but it will lock up there. When trying to get into the bios, it will only let me try to boot up in safe mode or debug mode, etc.. (It won?t let me into the bios only a boot up menu). I tried all the boot up options with a failure to boot up all the way. The next option I tried was to wipe the machine and reinstall the OS. It wouldn't let me do this; I would receive an error on my C drive. Error was not specific. I'm guessing my hard drive went bad, but I would like an opinion before I go out and purchase a new hard drive if this one could be salvageable

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This question was answered on October 2, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Hi,

I hate to tell you this, but based upon your profile sheet you sent us on your computer, your computer isn't ready for windows XP.I looked at Microsoft's Website and their minimum requirements for XP are Intel pentium 233Mhz, 64MB of Ram, 2 Gig HD at least 650MB free They

actually recommend you get a computer with Intel pentium 2 300Mhz,

128MB of Ram and a 2 gig HD.Bottom Line, you need to buy a new computer if you want to load XP

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Posted by Dan of Mesa Community College on October 2, 2002